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11th street partially closed for today’s OSU at Tulsa game

11th street partially closed for today’s OSU at Tulsa game
Photo Credit: Rick Couri
(Photo) H.A. Chapman Stadium at the University of Tulsa

11th street partially closed for today’s OSU at Tulsa game

The biggest crowd to cram into HA Chapman stadium will be on hand as the Cowboy’s visit Tulsa for the first of several games in the newly renewed series. Take a look below for all the info you need.

THE GAME CAPSULE:

The Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Location: H.A. Chapman Stadium on the TU campus

Game time: 2:35 p.m.

Hurricane Alley: Opens at 11:30 a.m. on Chapman Commons

Team Walk: Approximately 12:15 p.m. from Collins Hall on 8th Street (east of the Fountains)

Gates Open: 1:00 p.m.

For Tickets: Online at www.TulsaHurricane.com or call 918.631.GoTU (4688)

Tickets on Game Day: The Reynolds Center Ticket Office will be open on Saturday from

9-12 p.m. Stadium ticket booths will open at 1:00 p.m. The ticket booths are located at the four corners of the stadium. CASH only is accepted at the ticket booths on east side; credit cards will be accepted at the west side ticket booths.

Will Call Windows: Open at 1:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $75

TV Coverage: ESPN 2

Radio: Big Country 99.5 FM

 CAIN’S ON CHAPMAN CONCERT SERIES:

Hurricane Alley is located on Chapman Commons and provides fans an entertainment area prior to the game. Hurricane Alley will open at 11:30 a.m. for the Tulsa-Oklahoma State game. Concert with past American Idol contestant and Nashville Recording Artist Emily Brooke will begin at 12:30 p.m. Inflatable games for kids, TU Alumni Association Tent and Beer Garden Open and more is part of the pre-game festivities on Chapman Commons.

11th STREET BLOCK PARTY PRESENTED BY COX:

The 11th Street Block party presented by COX will take place on 11th street from 11-2 p.m. (11th street between Harvard and Delaware Avenues will be closed beginning at 7 a.m.) The block party features food trucks, beer & wine, seating areas, inflatable and vendors.

TEAM WALK:

The Tulsa Team Walk from Collins Hall (east of the Fountains) to the locker room down 8th Street takes place at approximately 12:15 p.m.

 PARKING:

PAY lots are open on the north side of campus at East 4th and Harvard Ave. and the East 4th Place and Harvard/Keplinger Lot. Other parking lots on campus are designated as credentialed lots.

 CLEAR BAG POLICY…

The University of Tulsa has implemented a clear bag policy that limits the size and types of bags that may be brought in by fans to ticketed venues. The University strongly encourages all fans not to bring unauthorized types of bags to H.A. Chapman Stadium Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12" are allowed.

 Fans are able to carry the following style and size of bag, package, or container into the stadium:

· One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).

· Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand (4.5” x 6.5”), with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the venue with one of the clear plastic bags.

· An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection.

· Spectators also will be able to carry other items allowed in such as binoculars and cameras, but their cases will not be allowed.

· Working personnel, including accredited news media, will continue to enter through designated gates where they will be subject to screening and bag inspections of the same manner as in the past.

 GAMEDAY TWITTER:

For up-to-date game day information including stadium information, parking and weather updates follow the Tulsa Golden Hurricane Gameday Operations Twitter Account @TULSA_GameOps

 HYDRATION STATIONS:

Complimentary hydration stations and cool zones will feature free water and misters for fans to battle the heat.

 THE KIDS ZONE:

The Kids Zone Area inside the stadium is located behind Section 114 (southwest side of the stadium). This area features bounce houses, games and more.

 SEASON TICKET HOLDERS/OTHER VISITORS:

Season Ticket Holders and other visitors to the stadium are requested to enter through Gates 1, 1A, 2, 3, 5, 6A & 7.

 TICKET PURCHASES:

Tickets may be purchased at the ticket booths located at each of the four corners of the stadium beginning 1.5 hours prior to prior to kickoff. Cash only is accepted at the east side ticket booths, credit cards will be accepted at the west side ticket booths.

 Will Call:

General Will Call tickets can be picked up at the Reynolds Center ticket office. TU Player Pass Will Call (Gate 2) and Visitors’ Will Call (Gate 6). Will Call opens 1.5 hours prior to kickoff.

 Student Gate (GATE 6A):

TU students are encouraged to enter the stadium through Gate 6A. Students must present a valid TU Student ID card, which will be scanned upon entry.

 Handicap:

Special entrances are provided at Gates 1, 1A, 6A and 7 for those guests with special needs and disabilities. Handicap Parking is available in the south corner of the Lorton Village Parking Lot, west of the stadium. These spaces are reserved strictly for those vehicles displaying a valid Handicap Parking Permit. Handicap seating is available on the west side of the stadium in Sections 114-117, south end zone in Sections 109, 110 and 113, and Sections 105-108 on the east side of the stadium. Contact the TU Athletic Ticket Office at 918.631.4688 for tickets in the handicap seating areas.

 No Re-Entry:

There is NO Re-entry allowed, other than for medical emergencies. To ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone at H.A. Chapman Stadium, re-entry will not be allowed once you have left the stadium.

 Emergencies:

Medical assistance is available in the southwest corner of H.A. Chapman Stadium (near Gate 1). EMSA is present during each game. If an emergency arises, ask the nearest usher for assistance. The emergency phone number for H.A. Chapman Stadium is 918.631.3664 or 918.631.5555.

 Telephones:

Cell phone charging stations provided by Lexus will be located on the east and west sides of the stadium. There are no public pay phones located in H.A. Chapman Stadium.

 ATM:

ATM’s are located west of the Press Box, behind Section 116 on Thomas Plaza, and behind Section 107 on the east side of the stadium.

 Public Address System:

The PA system is intended primarily for spectators’ information concerning the game. Please do not request use of the PA system to make social contacts.

 Restrooms:

Restrooms are located underneath the stands on the east side of H.A. Chapman Stadium. On the west side, restrooms are located next to the concession stands along Thomas Plaza.

 Lost and Found:

Lost and found items can be dropped off and claimed at the Security Command Post on the west side of the stadium, north of the Thomas A. Johnston Atrium, behind Section 118.

 Concession Stands:

Concession stands and food vendors are located throughout the stadium. Main concession areas include underneath the east stands, in the lower level of the apartments west of Thomas Plaza, and throughout Thomas Plaza on the west side of the stadium. Stand-alone beer stands are also available on both sides of the stadium. Beer is sold through the 3rd quarter.

 Prohibited Items:

The following items are prohibited in H.A. Chapman Stadium: bags larger than 12”x6”x12”, firearms or weapons of any type, camcorders, umbrellas, folding chairs, outside food and beverages, alcoholic beverages, thermos jugs and ice chests. Artificial noisemakers of any kind are prohibited. Use of any tobacco product (including electronic cigarettes) is prohibited in all seating areas, restrooms, elevators, press box levels and on the field. Heightened security measures are in effect. Bag and purse checks will occur prior to entering the stadium.

 Banners:

H.A. Chapman Stadium banners must be approved the week prior to the game. For approval, contact Drew Friedman via email at drf149@utulsa.edu or by calling 918.631.2323. Unapproved banners may be removed from the stadium by event personnel.

 Field Regulations / Press Box:

No person is permitted on the playing field before, during, or after the game without proper credentials as issued by The University of Tulsa Department of Intercollegiate Athletics or unless accompanied by athletics personnel. Press Box access is strictly prohibited without proper credential.

 Request for Assistance:

Requests for assistance should be directed to the ushers located throughout the stadium, or to the Security Command Post (located under the west stands). 

  

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